I certainly have no regrets on cancelling the trip, but I do still feel some twinges of sadness at not being in Germany right now with them. But hey....such is life...we will just go another time. (actually Jeannie and I were planning to head over a week early and spend it in Italy as neither of us have been there, then we would have flown to Munich and met them today). For the next 10 days or so I will be living vicariously thru John as they once again do it up in Munich. Ahhh...what fun we had a few years back when we did go. It was SO MUCH MORE than just drinking beer...I had no idea!
Anyway, below I'll leave a parting shot of one of our favorite pictures from that trip. This is in one of the Grand Halls (can't remember which one)...you know, drinking beer, eating fantastic food, laughing till you cry, and dancing and partying with 10,000 of your best friends from all over the world (with ZERO fights)! This kind of thing truly restores my faith in humanity...you show up and see HOW MANY PEOPLE are there every single day, everybody having a great time, people of all walks of life doing their own thing and having fun! I just pray that this years event goes off without any tragedy.
And so...without further adieu, Oktoberfest! John and Peggy, I'm hoisting a Sam Adams Oktoberfest brew to you tonight...be safe and have fun! (yes, I know... Sam Adams is NOT an approved Oktoberfest beer).